Why is cultural safety important?

Why is cultural safety important?

Why is cultural safety important? Cultural safety is a fundamental human right. It’s also a legislative requirement of public agencies to provide safety in the workplace. The workplace environment, services and settings for health, wellbeing and safety must be culturally safe for all people.

What does cultural safety mean to you?

Cultural safety means an environment which is spiritually, socially and emotionally safe, as well as physically safe for people; where there is no assault, challenge or denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need.

What are the communicative aspects of culture?

The Relationship Between Communication and Culture First, cultures are created through communication; that is, communication is the means of human interaction through which cultural characteristics— whether customs, roles, rules, rituals, laws, or other patterns—are created and shared.

What are the factors affecting cross cultural communication?


  • Language.
  • Environment and Technology.
  • Social Organization and History.
  • Conceptions of Authority.
  • Nonverbal Communication.

What principles of cross cultural communication would you need to consider?

Here are our top ten tips for effective cross-cultural communication:

  • Maintain etiquette. Many cultures have specific etiquette around the way they communicate.
  • Avoid slang.
  • Speak slowly.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Practice active listening.
  • Take turns to talk.
  • Write things down.
  • Avoid closed questions.

Why is cultural differences a barrier to communication?

Values and Beliefs: The differences in values and beliefs in cultures also create a barrier in communication. so the differences in their values and beliefs are also an example of cultural barriers. Body language and gestures: Body language and gestures are another elements of the cultural barrier.

What is culturally safe nursing care?

Cultural safety is concerned with power relationships between nurses and those in their care. It involves personal reflective practice as a means of recognising values inherent in the culture of cancer nursing, and one’s own culture, which may conflict with others.